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Native axe, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, April 1996 [PH].


Native axe, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].


Native axe, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].


Native axe, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].


Native axe, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].

The axe or tommahawk is composed of a single stone hand axe with a handle of wood tied together with pandanus strips and sealed with wax.

Despite the handle this implement is seldom used in the same was as a white man's axe, such as in chopping down trees. The handle serves more for carrying the implement. When using the axe, such as when chopping nuts or roots, it is held in the hand up close to the head.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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